Unforgivingly black from the core almost to the rim, where a thin, fuchsia core surfaces. The nose screams of minerals, black raspberry jam, açai and plum preserves. There is an undercurrent of oak in the vanilla and allspice flavors on the palate. It’s structured with fine-grained tannins and medium acidity that focuses the palate. This is a forthright and direct wine that clearly reflects its terroir. Drink now to 2016, possibly longer.
— Published (3/14/2013)